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The_turtlepro

What are some of the rarest things in chess? I will name some:

Hikaru Nakamura spending more than 10 seconds on a move in online chess

OTB chess tournaments happening in Delaware, USA

Managing to beat Magnus Carlsen

Please list of some more rare things.

BionicD0LPH1N

Variations that I studied actually occurring in a game.

 

Airalla
Losing to someone with a rating under 100
snoozyman
Earthquake
injurious_noob

Check mate in very first move 😜

CastawayWill

Predicting your opponents next move correctly.

mrfreezyiceboy

triple check

ShuckleSquad13

As white, players at my level playing anything in the 2... d6 Open Sicilian besides the Bowdler Attack.

Prathu001

Hexapled pawns

PineappleBird

I think bishop and knight vs. king (no pawns) endgame is quite rare...

Happened to me one time in I guess over 14,000 games (including lichess account)...

I actually won this endgame vs. stockfish one time but I still don't really know how to do it, it was lucky...  

Thunder7

Fortresses and stalemates at gm leverl ig

DinDin211
injurious_noob wrote:

Check mate in very first move 😜

dude thats not rare its impossible

mantine73

Triple check is also impossible

ShuckleSquad13

Its a joke

zombiechess66

tripled pawns

ShuckleSquad13

Thats (pretty much) already been said. https://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/rarest-things-in-chess?newCommentCount=1&page=1#comment-62887757

ShuckleSquad13

oops

latos08

Beat stockfish 14 wihout any bot

assassin3752
DarkNightK1 wrote:

Fortresses and stalemates at gm leverl ig

they do happen in gm games sometimes

assassin3752

one of the rarest things in chess is probably GM's making huge blunders